While many phasmid cultures do well under a wide range of microclimatic cultering conditions and accept commonly available food plants (e.g. bramble) very easily, there are cultures which proof difficult to be bred. This could be cause they are specialized feeders, or they demand specific climatic conditions.
In such cases, ingenuity combined with experience are necessary to find new and more sophisticated methods which allow us to breed such delicate cultures successfully. In this section we explain some of the sophisticated methods with which we can solve some problems in phasmid breeding.
- How to differentiate male and female nymphs
- Successfully breeding Phyllium
- Agathemera - a veritable breeding challenge
- Coating Method
- Apple Slice trick
- LTD Method (Low-Temperature-induced-Dormancy)
- Springtails (avoiding mould during incubation)
- Megacrania phelaus - breeding diary on Mahonia